false pretension

See: bad faith
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I call it swindling to make such false pretensions."
The apex court chief said justice was need of the hour and it's dispensation should be apparent in society, adding no one should be under the false pretension that there would be discriminatory law for the rich and the poor.
He said no one should be under the false pretension that there would be discriminatory law for the rich and the poor.
Authorities further claimed that he had no intention of repaying money borrowed from banks and the loans had been taken under false pretensions, on the basis of misleading securities with most of the money siphoned off.
If New Delhi is under any false pretensions that this would prevent implementation of the project, it is sadly mistaken.
This action actually proved that national interest is his last concern and can be sacrificed to preserve his political leadership under false pretensions.
No false pretensions of modern grandeur, but not dated either, this is an everyday local chippy with a very warm welcome.
Whereas sex is an obsession that satisfies and frustrates the man's physical desires, the astonishing view of the old city is a reminder of an aesthetic pleasure constantly threatened by ignorance and false pretensions. In Cuzco despues del amor, the reader will find a nontraditional love story that challenges the senses and questions preconceived notions of passion and desire.
For instance, Hobbes joined his friend Davenant in devaluing poetic inspiration, which they both linked to Puritan leaders' false pretensions to spiritual authority.
Pakistan's economy is unraveling but the truth is being glossed over by false pretensions, which is another form of corruption, especially because the fruits of the gargantuan loans have benefitted the ruling class rather than the masses.